Charles Sturt University (CSU)
- Campus Location : Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Orange, Wagga Wagga, Sydney, Canberra, Dubbo, Goulburn, Ontario, Manly
- Main Website : www.csu.edu.au
- International Student Website : http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/international
- Education Providers CRICOS CODE : 00005F (NSW), 01947G (VIC) and 02960B (ACT)
Charles Sturt University (CSU) is an Australian multi-campus university located in New South Wales, Victoria, and the Australian Capital Territory. It has campuses at Bathurst, Canberra, Albury-Wodonga, Dubbo, Goulburn, Orange, Wagga Wagga and Burlington, Ontario (Canada). It also has specialist centres in North Parramatta, Manly (Sydney), and Broken Hill. The University was established on 1 July 1989 from the merger of several existing separately-administered Colleges of Advanced Education including the Mitchell College of Advanced Education in Bathurst, the Riverina-Murray Institute of Higher Education in Albury-Wodonga and the Riverina College of Advanced Education in Wagga Wagga, through the enactment of The Charles Sturt University Act, 1989 (Act No. 76, 1989). It is named in honour of explorer Charles Sturt.
CSU is dedicated to excellence in the delivery of higher education and has a well-earned reputation for providing exceptional education delivered by dedicated professionals with practical and relevant industry experience. Our academics are supported by well-researched curriculum and teaching methods that maintain high levels of satisfaction among graduates, employers and the University’s partners.
CSU consistently ranks highly for graduate employment. A recent survey showed that 87% of all CSU domestic graduates find employment within four months of completing their degree. In the 2009 edition of Australia’s Good Universities Guide, CSU was ranked four out of a possible five stars in several areas, including Graduate Starting Salaries and Getting a Job.
Most CSU courses offer access to practicum opportunities from the first year of study, ensuring students are equipped to tackle real life situations and are building relationships with prospective employers right from the start.
Our courses are developed in collaboration with industry representatives to ensure the skills our graduates acquire meet industry needs. Not only are CSU degrees accredited with relevant Australian government and industry bodies, these organisations are working closely with the University to guarantee that CSU graduates are industry-ready wherever they may work.
As a CSU student, you will have access to state-of-the-art facilities on campus including computing centres, networked libraries, Learning Commons and laboratories. Some examples of our cutting edge technology include our veterinary clinical and pre-clinical centres for veterinary science students and the 3D games laboratory for games technology students.
Depending on the area of study, students can gain experience in an industry standard radio station, television broadcast studio, a podiatry clinic, audiometric laboratory or exercise physiology laboratory, thereby developing first-hand skills in current industry practices in a professional environment.
CSU is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and is partly funded by the Australian government. CSU has over 60 partnerships in more than 25 countries that facilitate research, course delivery, cultural exchange, student and staff exchange and a diverse range of other education activities.
CSU has a network of campuses in regional NSW, Study Centres in Sydney and Melbourne, Theology campuses in Canberra and a campus in Canada – making it one of the largest universities in Australia, however it is our sense of community that sets CSU apart. With students from across Australia and around the world studying at these locations, our size allows for diversity in our facilities and courses. Wherever you choose to study, you will quickly become part of the CSU family.
At CSU, you will have the best of both worlds: undertake a high quality degree while enjoying a great social life. Lower costs of living, unpolluted air and an increased sense of safety are just some of the advantages of living and studying in regional Australia.
Most CSU courses are offered in a variety of ways to suit you and your lifestyle, including full-time on campus study, and study by distance education. CSU works with you to find the balance that’s right for you.
All students are encouraged to look at their studies from a global perspective, considering ethical, social and ecological factors, which will in turn inform decisions made throughout their lives.
While studying at CSU you will learn skills that will take you far beyond your career destination, such as teaching you how to become a lifelong learner, the value of independence and collaboration, how to think critically and communicate on a number of levels, and how to take a flexible approach to learning and problem-solving.